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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 3 min. read
Tipping service providers during the holidays: Best practices for showing your appreciation
Proprietors once discouraged tips at their restaurants because they were associated with a payment to the server for extra food or drink—which would go into the server’s pocket, while the proprietor would be out the cost of the...
Sarah Pallatroni
| 1 min. read
This week in property management news: November 27, 2017
More renters resisting rent hikes; Baby Boomers now the fastest-growing group of renters; how to use tomorrow’s amenities to generate revenue; tips for preparing your roofs before winter hits; and how to best clean a rental between tenants....
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
4 smart cash flow tips for owners of small rental properties—and why cash flow matters
There are generally two schools of thought in real estate: invest for appreciation or invest for cash flow (or both). Those who invest for appreciation take a chance on a property, hoping its value will increase over time....
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Listen Now: Mobile Home Park Investing and Property Management Podcast
Buildium’s CEO and co-founder, Michael Monteiro, joined Jefferson Lilly from the Mobile Home Park Investors podcast to discuss the opportunities posed by managing mobile home parks and mobile home communities. Listen to learn about best practices; success stories;...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
Holiday parties: 22 ways property managers can protect themselves against liability
Holiday parties for your residents or employees can be great fun! Shared memories at events like these can help property managers build and maintain a sense of community—which helps at lease renewal time. As strictly employee functions, they...
Robin Young
| 14 min. read
The definitive guide to mobile home parks: Why investors want them & low-wage workers need them
Trailer parks: While most Americans will never live in one, negative stereotypes of mobile homes and their inhabitants are all too familiar. So, when Berkshire Hathaway acquired Clayton Homes for $1.7 billion in 2003, many were surprised. Clayton...
Transform Your Business with a 360° View of the Rental Market
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Property Management Industry Report here. What do prospective tenants look for in a rental—and how can you keep your current renters in place? What can you do to...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Transform small apartments with robotic furniture from MIT’s Media Lab
Anyone who has lived in a small apartment has probably experienced moments of frustration. There’s not enough storage. There’s no room to host friends and family. The furniture from your last apartment doesn’t fit into your new living...

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